Welcome to Carmel-by-the-Sea!
The international styles and individual tastes of Carmel-by-the-Sea residents reflect a community steeped in Bohemian history. Residential districts have no streetlights or sidewalks and many individual homes have no street addresses. The city is a haven for artists, as reflected in the numerous public, commercial and fine art galleries. The Savage Stephens Contemporary Fine Art gallery exhibits only original works by well-established artists, while the Zantman Art Galleries offer art events each month where visitors can meet the artist while viewing their collection. Carmel's eclectic gardens, courtyards and area artist's homes are best viewed on a guided walking tour offered by Carmel Walks. The weather is moderate year round and therefore many outdoor activities are available including scuba diving from Monastery Beach or golfing at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Guided tours of an 18th-century Catholic mission are available year round at the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, which was originally constructed in Monterey and relocated to Carmel.
The California bike tour specialists, Undiscovered Country Tours delivers quality road bike tours for adults throughout the state, with more California itineraries than any other company.